Discover Perdido Key: The Hidden Gem of Florida’s Gulf Coast

You might think Florida beaches are way too crowded. But, that’s because you’ve never enjoyed the paradise of Perdido Key! 

Perdido Key, Florida is a stretch of beach that feels pristine and untouched, a vacation with a slower pace, and a peaceful family getaway.  It is a little area at the very tip of the Florida panhandle that has found a way to stay hidden and quaint, despite the rapid development of the rest of the state. If this sounds right up your alley, here are the things we love about Perdido Key:

It is right in the name.

Perdido means “lost” in Spanish. And that’s exactly how you will feel when you arrive at this destination… like you are on a deserted island or a peaceful paradise. Visitors to Perdido Key relax on quiet, seemingly deserted beaches, surrounded by wildlife of protected estuaries and wetlands.

It is wild.

Perdido Key is a stretch of 16 miles on a barrier island between Pensacola and Orange Beach. But, more than 60% of the land on this stretch are protected state and federal lands. So, you are surrounded by untouched beaches, dunes and intercostal waterways that feel like a step back in time. Visitors can access this wild side all over the island, including Perdido Key State Park and Johnson Beach National Seashore.

It is still close to the action.

Even though the area is quiet and peaceful, you will find easy access to fun and necessities. Vacationers in Perdido Key can quickly slip into town for groceries, shopping, activities or a restaurant. And, right at the edge of Perdido Key is one of the most famous destinations in the entire region, the anything-BUT-peaceful Flora-Bama Yacht Club.

Ready to escape to Perdido Key, Florida? Here are a few of our favorite resorts. Indigo, which has two beach access points, a private theater for guests, and a zero entry pool with waterfalls. Windermere and Palacio, with beachfront access and a large beachside pool. And, Lost Key Golf and Beach Club, beach houses situated on an Arnold Palmer golf course, with a private restaurant, beach service and much more!

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